Greetings! My name is Janice Bostic, and I am a certified dog trainer and secretary for K9s to Furkids, a non-profit German Shepherd Dog rescue in West Virginia. Not only do we rescue dogs, we also rehab them and train them for service work. From time to time, we do receive dogs that are not GSDs, and we also get dogs that simply aren't cut out for service work. This does NOT mean they aren't good dogs, or that they can't make a wonderful pet for some lucky family. It simply means they aren't really suited for the life of a service dog. At this time, I have in my home a lovely dog named Bella. She is a 1 å%BD year old lab/mountain cur mix. She came to us initially from the shelter, and I have been working with her to try her potential as a diabetic alert dog. Although she is very smart, and her nose is AMAZING, she simply has too much energy and too much drive to follow her nose. She would be amazing in search and rescue, or for use as a hunting dog. I do scent work enrichment with her, and there is NOTHING she can't find with that nose. She wants to be running outside. She is bored and unhappy sitting inside or laying beside a desk or under a table, which is how a service dog must spend much of his time. It just isn't fair to try and force her into a mold in which she does not fit. I'm reaching out to other rescues, hunting dog groups, and search and rescue groups to see if we can find that perfect situation for Bella. I just know she has a bright future if she can find the right person and the right job. She has a beautiful temperament. She is fine with other dogs, with cats, small dogs, and she absolutely adores children. She is house and crate trained, fully vaccinated, spayed, micro chipped and on a flea preventative. All Bella needs is the right person. Can you help?